As part of WWE SmackDown’s move to Thursdays beginning Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. on Syfy, WWE has announced changes to the broadcast teams for its flagship programs Monday Night Raw and WWE SmackDown.
Starting Monday, Jan. 12, Michael Cole, Booker T and John Bradshaw Layfield will handle play-by-play and color commentary on Raw on the USA Network. Cole, Jerry The King Lawler and Byron Saxton will be the hosts for SmackDown starting Jan. 15 on Syfy.
The broadcast team for WWE pay-per-view events will continue to be Cole, Lawler and Layfield.
Michael Cole has been the voice of WWE for more than 15 years, calling all of the action on Raw, SmackDown and WWE pay-per-view events.
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Booker T is a WWE Hall of Famer, a multi-time World Heavyweight Champion and recent panelist on the Raw pre-and-post shows on WWE Network.
John Bradshaw Layfield is a former World Heavyweight Champion and a frequent guest contributor on the Fox News Channel.
Jerry The King Lawler is a WWE Hall of Famer, and a mainstay at ringside, bringing his unique form of color commentary to WWE fans for more than 20 years.
Byron Saxton is a former ECW and NXT broadcaster, and most recently was a reporter for Raw and SmackDown.
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